The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 72 80 83
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 48 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.82% 1.40% 1.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.43% 6.26% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 8
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£375 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -38.68%
Computer Science
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
646 511 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.48% 22.39% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 248 261
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 15
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £11.55 £10.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.35 £29.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +18 26 £385 +28.33% 11
Glasgow -16 3 £348 -11.61% 14
Stirling - 1 £350 -
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science.

1 83 (90.22%) Degree
2 28 (30.43%) Linux
3 27 (29.35%) Java
4 26 (28.26%) SQL
5 24 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (21.74%) Windows
7 17 (18.48%) JavaScript
7 17 (18.48%) HTML
8 16 (17.39%) Perl
8 16 (17.39%) UNIX
9 15 (16.30%) Banking
9 15 (16.30%) jQuery
9 15 (16.30%) HTML5
10 14 (15.22%) CSS3
10 14 (15.22%) CSS
10 14 (15.22%) PHP
10 14 (15.22%) Python
11 13 (14.13%) ITIL
11 13 (14.13%) Big Data
11 13 (14.13%) Security Testing
11 13 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (13.04%) Time Management
12 12 (13.04%) YUI
12 12 (13.04%) C++
12 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
12 12 (13.04%) MS Excel
12 12 (13.04%) Active Directory
13 11 (11.96%) Finance
13 11 (11.96%) SC Cleared
13 11 (11.96%) Security Cleared

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.26%) Jetty
2 2 (2.17%) Drupal
2 2 (2.17%) CMS
3 1 (1.09%) LiveLink
3 1 (1.09%) Apache
3 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.09%) IIS
3 1 (1.09%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) MS Project
2 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.78%) SAN
1 9 (9.78%) Firewall
2 8 (8.70%) NAS
2 8 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.61%) VPN
3 7 (7.61%) IPsec
4 6 (6.52%) Internet
5 1 (1.09%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (1.09%) Intranet
5 1 (1.09%) HTTP
5 1 (1.09%) SNMP
5 1 (1.09%) SSL
5 1 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.09%) Network Security
5 1 (1.09%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.13%) Big Data
2 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 10 (10.87%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.35%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.26%) MySQL
6 2 (2.17%) MS Access
6 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.09%) SQLPlus
7 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Ant
1 6 (6.52%) JUnit
2 4 (4.35%) Selenium
3 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.09%) Xcode
4 1 (1.09%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.09%) MSI
4 1 (1.09%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.09%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (16.30%) Banking
2 11 (11.96%) Finance
3 3 (3.26%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (45.65%) Developer
2 12 (13.04%) Front-End Developer
2 12 (13.04%) Java Developer
3 9 (9.78%) Consultant
4 8 (8.70%) Senior Developer
4 8 (8.70%) Software Developer
5 7 (7.61%) Software Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Integration Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Data Consultant
6 6 (6.52%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (6.52%) Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) iOS Developer
7 4 (4.35%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Senior iOS Developer
9 2 (2.17%) Android Developer
9 2 (2.17%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (2.17%) Wintel Engineer
9 2 (2.17%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.48%) HTML
2 15 (16.30%) jQuery
2 15 (16.30%) HTML5
3 14 (15.22%) CSS3
3 14 (15.22%) CSS
4 12 (13.04%) YUI
5 9 (9.78%) Web Services
6 7 (7.61%) .NET
7 6 (6.52%) .NET Framework
7 6 (6.52%) J2EE
8 5 (5.43%) XML
9 3 (3.26%) Cocoa
9 3 (3.26%) Application Packaging
9 3 (3.26%) JPA
9 3 (3.26%) Apache CXF
9 3 (3.26%) Guice
9 3 (3.26%) Core Animation
9 3 (3.26%) Cocoa Touch
9 3 (3.26%) Guava
10 2 (2.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.70%) Clustering
3 5 (5.43%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.26%) Credit Risk
5 3 (3.26%) Animation
5 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.17%) CMDB
6 2 (2.17%) GIS
6 2 (2.17%) User Experience
6 2 (2.17%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.09%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.09%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.09%) VHDL
7 1 (1.09%) Verilog
7 1 (1.09%) LIMS
7 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.09%) PMI
7 1 (1.09%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.09%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 28 (30.43%) Linux
2 20 (21.74%) Windows
3 16 (17.39%) UNIX
4 7 (7.61%) Solaris
5 4 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.17%) Android
7 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (14.13%) ITIL
2 13 (14.13%) Security Testing
3 12 (13.04%) Time Management
4 9 (9.78%) Product Management
5 8 (8.70%) Software Distribution
5 8 (8.70%) Test Automation
5 8 (8.70%) Web Development
6 7 (7.61%) Configuration Management
6 7 (7.61%) Validation
6 7 (7.61%) Information Security
6 7 (7.61%) TDD
6 7 (7.61%) Data Mapping
7 5 (5.43%) OO
7 5 (5.43%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.35%) Data Modelling
8 4 (4.35%) iOS Development
9 3 (3.26%) MVC
9 3 (3.26%) Project Management
9 3 (3.26%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.35%) Java
2 26 (28.26%) SQL
3 17 (18.48%) JavaScript
4 16 (17.39%) Perl
5 14 (15.22%) PHP
5 14 (15.22%) Python
6 12 (13.04%) C++
7 6 (6.52%) PL/SQL
8 5 (5.43%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.35%) VBScript
10 3 (3.26%) C
10 3 (3.26%) C#
10 3 (3.26%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.09%) REXX
11 1 (1.09%) Tcl
11 1 (1.09%) VB
11 1 (1.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 83 (90.22%) Degree
2 11 (11.96%) SC Cleared
2 11 (11.96%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.70%) Sun Certification
4 7 (7.61%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.17%) OCPJP
6 2 (2.17%) MCTS
6 2 (2.17%) MCITP
6 2 (2.17%) MCP
6 2 (2.17%) MCSA
7 1 (1.09%) MBA
7 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.09%) CISSP
7 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.09%) PMP
7 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.17%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (10.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (9.78%) Tivoli
3 7 (7.61%) Netcool
4 4 (4.35%) SCCM
5 2 (2.17%) SCOM
6 1 (1.09%) Nagios
6 1 (1.09%) WSUS
6 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.78%) VMware
3 8 (8.70%) Sun
3 8 (8.70%) Citrix
4 7 (7.61%) Veritas
5 6 (6.52%) HP
6 4 (4.35%) Oracle
7 3 (3.26%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.17%) IBM
8 2 (2.17%) BMC
8 2 (2.17%) ClickSoftware Technologies
9 1 (1.09%) HubSpot
9 1 (1.09%) Kofax
9 1 (1.09%) Open Text
9 1 (1.09%) AppSense
9 1 (1.09%) CA
9 1 (1.09%) Symantec
9 1 (1.09%) Dell
9 1 (1.09%) Cisco
9 1 (1.09%) SAP
Edinburgh
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 14 days ago